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4.8 out of 10

Garmin GPS V

The GPS V is one versatile navigator that delivers automatic rou Read more

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Overall 8
8.0

Did what I needed.

Campbell Hunt, Amazon
13 September 2013
  • Summary: Use it on motorbike mainly for high speed verification. Maps have always been problematic to update. interface isn't great, but in a pinch has worked very well. Worth it for the price.
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Overall 3
3.0

"Issues with Garmin Products"

rickity-1, CNET
7 March 2011
  • Pros: Can be good - when it works.
  • Cons: Major issue with how problems are handled.
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Overall 8
8.0

"Great all around unit"

Timthemech, CNET
29 March 2009
  • Pros: Gray scale=long battery life, can change orientation of screen, stays locked on sats even in congested areas, water proof to 1 meter, rugged buttons, good screen resolution, variety of mounts to suit almost any application available
  • Cons: gray scale can be hard to read, backlight kills battery fast, being an older unit, parts are harder to find, adequate but non-expandable memory, screen size a little on the small side for dashboard mount use in vehicles
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Overall 8
8.0

Very good GPS at its days

Reliarick, Amazon
5 November 2008
  • Summary: It was a very good GPS with sense reception. It is convenient to use 2 AA batteries. You can buy it anywhere and never will lose power. The only down side is the memory is too small that can save map to cover only certain area. Of course compare with today's GPS, this one is very outdated.
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Overall 10
10

6 Years and still running....

K3GM, eHam.net
25 September 2008
  • Summary: The Garmin GPS V is the Icom 2AT of the GPS world. It will run perhaps forever. Mine is 6 years old and remains on constantly, yet it still works fine. Only the backlighting has dimmed somewhat over the years It has many features that my Garmin nuvi 750 does not, and is the primary reason it remains on my dash along side the nuvi. No longer made, but if you find one at a hamfest, grab it.
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Overall 4
4.0

Should be better quality for the price...

nota1nota, epinions.com
29 March 2007
  • Summary: I wouldn't get it. The only reason I had it was because I didn't pay for it.
  • Pros: Portable, nice to know where major roads are.
  • Cons: Only shows major roads, accessories are expensive, too bulky.
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Overall 10
10

GPS V works perfectly with APRS

ZR6BDH, eHam.net
17 August 2006
  • Summary: The Garmin GPS V is perfectly suited to APRS. I use it with the Kenwood TM-D700 and the two are nicely matched. Remember to switch the GPS V between "NMEA" mode and "Garmin" mode in its setup menu to either run APRS or download maps from your PC respectively, otherwise there will be no data transfer. I have recently upgraded to the Garmin GPS 276C because the GPS V monochrome display is small and difficult to read off-road in a 4x4.
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Overall 8
8.0

I like it

Dr. William J. Whitehead Jr., Amazon
25 February 2006
  • Summary: I am very pleased with my GPS V, It replaces an older version and the newer model is great. For the money you can't bet it.
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Overall 8
8.0

"Great entry level device with a little of everything"

xnyoung, CNET
12 November 2005
  • Pros: Affordable; Durable; Relatively portable; FULLY customizable menus (power utilization, screen views, etc.); Includes map CD ($139 value); Routable basemap (driving directions); Waterproof to 1 meter.
  • Cons: Grey Screen; No electronic compass; No altimeter; SLOW data transfer to PC; Relatively small onboard memory for map storage; Doesn't float; "OK" battery life
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Overall 8
8.0

My wife says it's the best toy I ever bought!

KC7NIL, eHam.net
26 September 2005
  • Summary: I initially bought this for use with APRS. For that it works great most of the time. In a few uses the web site had me way off for a short segment of my trip. Not sure where the goof was but for most of the time it works great with APRS. It even allows coords to be feed back in as waypoints. I don't use that feature since I could care less where everyone else is! Ha! My wife gets easily lost on the roads, I have a waypoint called HOME.
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